[Advaita-l] What is the Advaita message?
v.subrahmanian at gmail.com
Tue Jul 5 01:13:04 CDT 2016
On Jul 5, 2016 8:18 AM, "Venkatesh Murthy (वेङ्कटेशः सीतारामार्यपुत्रः)" <
advaita-l at lists.advaita-vedanta.org> wrote:
> I do not understand what is the Advaita message in this Sloka -
> गुणा गुणज्ञेषु गुणा भवन्ति ते निर्गुणं प्राप्य भवन्ति दोषाः ।
> आस्वाद्यतोयाः प्रभवन्ति नद्यः समुद्रमासाद्य भवन्त्यपेयाः ॥
> Virtues become virtues in men understanding virtues. When they are in
> a Nirguna person they become defects. The waters of rivers are tasty.
> But when they reach the sea they become undrinkable.
> Nirguna means person with no qualities or virtues?
How can there be
> virtues in a person with no virtues?
Only when there is minimum virtue , one can build up other virtues. He has
to have the capacity to appreciate a virtue to practice it.
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